Medieval Saudi Arabia
Many cultures have flourised
along the western coast of the territory which is now known as Saudi Arabia. Arabia
be unified under the influence of Mohammed. In 622AD Mohammed, the great prophet of Islam,
fled from Mecca to
Medina where he preached, converting many to Islam. His army captured
Mecca & all of Arabia fell under Islamic rule.
Mecca finally fell to the Ottoman Empire in
1517. The Ottoman Empire, however, was never able to establish complete control
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